A year after his engagement to JoJo Fletcher on national television, season 12 winner Jordan Rodgers revealed in a new interview this week that they’re still very much taking their time with wedding planning while getting to know each other.
“I think you realize what the experience was,” the SEC Network analyst told The Hollywood Reporter this week. “You appreciate it so much for meeting each other and the commitment to each other is absolutely still there and that’s something we are going to do. We’re also figuring out our life. We’re learning more about each other every single day, what our life is going to look like and where it’s going to be.”
The two are prioritizing accordingly, leading with their respective careers—he’s a college football analyst while she’s in real estate. “We’re enjoying this time of being engaged, continuing to date and court each other, and getting to know each other even more. And then when the time is right, we’re absolutely going to sit down and start planning [the wedding]. But we’re definitely taking our time,” he said. “We want everything to be right and make sure we’re in the right place. We still don’t know if it’s going to be Dallas forever, but it’s a great place and there’s a lot of moving parts as we figure things out together.”
Following the series finale, the couple moved Rodgers from the West Coast to Texas, where Fletcher resides. “I love Dallas. We were leasing a place and we just moved to a different place in a great neighborhood close to JoJo’s family,” he revealed. “We’re getting settled and moving everything in — there’s clothes everywhere and we’re getting our closets together right now. But we love our little neighborhood that we’re in.”
Fletcher, like her fiance, is equally busy with her work. “She’s flipping a house right now. And she’ll probably be flipping another house right after that,” Rodgers shared. “She’s very busy in what she does, but we travel every chance we can together, so I’m sure we’ll map out a few opportunities to do that.”
Despite the hullabaloo surrounding the franchise, the couple revels in normalcy. “We’re very relaxed and we love enjoying our downtime together and being in sweats, and you feel like you’re always on guard, to some degree,” he said. “[The Bachelorette craze has] definitely slowed down and is much more normal now. We still love seeing our fans and fans that want pictures, but it feels back to somewhat normal… We both do the same things we did before the show. She was flipping houses and doing real estate and that’s something she does every day now. She’s picking out tile and doing all these things with the contractors and plumbers. I have my company back in California, my ESPN work. We just got back to what life is. We’re happy to be doing it together and we had this short period of time where we met each other in this crazy and unbelievable way. We’re just doing what we would have been doing if we met at a restaurant or through friends.”
The possibility of a TV wedding is most likely a no, according to the former college football player. “It’s something everyone always asks us. That’s something we would have to discuss together but very honestly, my first reaction would be that I would probably rather not,” he said. “There’s a distinct intimacy and privacy and it’s a very special moment with family and friends, and I wouldn’t want anything to tarnish that or to take away from that. It’s a time that I want to be able to honor my fiancée and soon-to-be wife and her family, and I want it to be ours. I want us to run the show and make sure it’s always what we imagined. If there’s a way to do that and include fans, great. But that wouldn’t be my first wish.”